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2017 South Island Primary & Secondary Schools Karate Tournament
Last update of this site: 2017-09-26 11:16:25

Date:Entry deadline:

2017.09.05 - 2017.09.22 (expired)

Registration mode:Time Zone:
Exact day (2017.10.01)Pacific/Auckland (2017-11-23 07:22)
 NEW ZEALANDPioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttleton St, Christchurch
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Entries: For this event no entry permission is required.

Only this countries are allowed to register competitors: NEW ZEALAND

When: Registration and Weigh-in 8.30am 

Competition starts 9.00am Sunday 1st Oct 2017. 

Where: Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttleton Street, Christchurch. 

Entries Close: 5pm Friday 22nd Sept 2017. 

Late entries, incorrect entries or entries without payment will not be accepted. 

* Internet banking: 03 1597 0049767 00 (enter your surname as reference).

Organiser: George Glausiuss 


Ph 021409739 

Fees (unlimited events): $50.00



  1. Participation in this tournament is open to all schools.
  2. WKF Rules will be applied in the Tournament.   
  3. All entries are final. Ensure all entry forms are completed correctly as incorrect age or weight information may result in disqualification from the tournament.
  4. Coaches please ensure you player information is up to date in the sportsdata system, athletes get older and heavier/lighter and change grades. (The sportsdata system will only adjust age...not weight or grade).


Development – Along the lines of 1st or 2nd competition, must be a Kyu grade only, must do development kata, you can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years, this is also for all competitors 9yrs and under. You will be split by weight and grade / kyu. Compulsory Kata only, can repeat.

Intermediate – More experienced in tournaments but not at premier level yet. Kata free choice in all rounds but cannot repeat consectively. You can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years.

Premier – Have competed before, 2nd Kyu and above, those attempting National teams must be in Premier divisions. Kata free choice in all rounds but no repeats. WKF rules apply. 

Note - A competitor can only enter in one division. The division can be different for Kata and Kumite

The following dress and safety equipment code will apply:

  • All competitors must wear a clean white Gi in good condition as per Art. 2 of WKF Rules

  • All Kumite competitors must wear mouthguards

  • All Kumite competitors must wear approved hand mitts and shin/instep protectors

  • Head gear is optional

  • Boys/Men advised to wear approved groin protectors

The below conditions also apply for age group

13 yrs & below

  • Advised to wear KNZ Approved face protector

  • Advised to wear WKF Child Chest Protector, to be worn outside the Gi

Females 11-13yrs

  • Advised to wear women’s chest protector (breast protector)

14 yrs & above

  • Advised to wear KNZ approved body protector, to be worn under the Gi.

Female 14 yrs & above

  • Compulsory to wear approved chest protectors(breast protector) underneath the body protector



As per current WKF Rules with the following modifications 


On scoring/contact: 

1. 9 yrs and under – Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised. The first player to 8 points or the player with the most points at the time up will be deemed the winner. 

2. 10-13 yrs - Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised. 

3. Cadets (14/15), Juniors (16/17) and Seniors (18+) – all as per WKF rulebook. 


Bout duration: 

6 yrs to 9yrs Bout duration 1.5 minutes 

10yrs to 13yrs Bout duration 2 minutes 

14 - 17 yrs as per WKF rules Bout duration 2 minutes 

Under 21yrs as per WKF rules Bout duration as per WKF 2 min Female, 3 min Male 

18 yrs + as per WKF rules Bout duration as per WKF 2 min Female, 3 min Male 



The judging of all Kata competition will follow the WKF flag system, either 3 or 5 judges. 

Compulsory Kata list: Heian, Pinan, Gekusai, Saifa, or any other Kihon Kata. 

In the 9 yrs and under division competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed above). 

Competitors can repeat Kata. 

For 10-13yrs, Compulsory Kata those in Development can repeat. 

For Intermediate free choice in all rounds but cannot repeat consecutively.

Premier free choice in all rounds but no repetition permitted 

For WKF Divisions 14/15, 16/17 & 16yrs+, Free choice Kata, but no repetition permitted. 

For all Development divisions, competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed above) 


Divisions with three competitors will be run round robin with the placing’s decided on the number of wins achieved. If each competitor has one win each then placing’s will be decided on total points scored. 

Divisions with four competitors will have a match between the two competitors who have not won a match to decide on one third place. 

Divisions with four to eight competitors will have one third place decided using the repechage system.

Divisions with nine or more competitors will use repechage to decide the third-equal placing’s. 

For Karate, repechage involves the competitors who were beaten by a finalist playing-off to decide the 3rd / 3rd equal placing/s. This means that all medal winners, except possibly for third-place in a round-robin division, will have won at least one match. 


As per WKF rules, follow the code of behaviour and the dress code, namely club or national tracksuit. Only one coach can be on the mat at a time, only official coaches on the mat and in the warm up area. 

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